Monday, 24 October 2016
24.10.2016 - 24.10.2016
There is the promise of showers today and there is a slight swell providing some gentle motion to the ship. Heavy clouds low on the horizon prevented any startling sunrise images. Usual routine, breakfast, Jenny off to the Knitting group and I have just two lectures this morning.
Peter Anderson talked with great enthusiasm about encounters with Solar Eclipses and the extraordinary efforts made followers to be in position to witness them. His talk was followed by Evon who followed on from yesterday's talk to the final chapters of the JFK Presidency.
We're getting closer to Singapore, the final port for about 30% of the those aboard. Today we had to complete the Singapore Immigration Document. The task was made simple thanks to the succinct instructions prepared by the ship's administration. A simple lunch on Deck 15 and spent most of the afternoon with my head buried in the Kindle.
It was a formal night but I lacked the energy to do the dress shirt studs, bow tie and cummerbund thing. Black trousers, black shirt and Jenny-approved tie was considered adequate.
After a delightful dinner we decided to attend a Classical Recital with Vladimir Markowsky in the Explorer Lounge. It proved to be an inappropriate venue because the back of the lounge is the main thoroughfare from midship to aft on the Promenade Deck. Many casual passersby would stop and talk disrupting the very fine music being played. The distraction became too much for us and we left after the fourth piece. Pity because the playing deserved much more respect.
Clocks go forward another hour overnight as we continue to sail Eastwards across the Bay of Bengal. Another day at sea then Phuket in Thailand.
There wasn't much of a photo this morning have used one of the ship heading into the sunrise, you can view my photo by following this link to the image of the ship Heading Toward the Sun.
Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony.